Saturday, November 10, 2018

Salvation is not about interpreting the Bible

Salvation is not about interpreting the Bible. Salvation is about knowing, obeying and following Jesus Christ. He Himself is the way, the truth and the life. There is no other way to have eternal life.

The Bible testifies of Jesus. The words that He spoke, His teachings and the miracles that He performed, His human birth, life, death and resurrection were recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The words of Jesus are the words of eternal life, for those who accept and obey them. Jesus said:"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life."John 6:63. The words of Jesus are plain and simple and need no interpretation, they only need to be obeyed.

Those who believe and obey the words of Jesus are spiritually re-born, they become born of the Spirit of God that makes them Spiritually Alive. They are given insight and understanding of the kingdom of heaven, they are enlightened by the Holy Spirit. Jesus said:"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you."John 14:26.

The reason why believers are in darkness, is because they do not obey the words of Jesus and therefor they do not receive nor accept the Holy Spirit that He promised to those who love Him. They rather seek salvation in the Bible, adding their own interpretations or that of others. They are doing the same as the pharisees did and Jesus said to them:"39“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life."John5:39,40. The very same today, believers search the Scriptures, study the Bible, adding their own doctrines and interpretations, believing that they will have eternal life by doing that, but they refuse to go to Jesus, to follow and obey Him. They are forever arguing about their salvation, about scripture interpretation, but they do not go to Jesus. They do not trust the Holy Spirit. They look for assurances in the Bible but they have no relationship with Jesus, they do not know Him. They are in darkness.

If we obey Jesus, repent and are baptized in water and live according to His teachings, He will reveal Himself to us, He will give His Holy Spirit in us, He will make us new inside, born-again, so that we can see the kingdom of God. It is through our relationship with Jesus, through prayer and obedience, that we grow in knowledge of Him and of the kingdom of God, not through Bible study and interpretation of the Scriptures.  Jesus gives UNDERSTANDING, wisdom and guidance to those who love, trust  and obey Him.

Stop listening to the opinions of men. Stop following after every new teaching of men, stop buying and reading their books. Stop seeking and following various interpretations of Scripture. Obey Jesus, His words. Pray, seek Jesus in sincerity, from your heart, in faith. Ask His guidance in every aspect of your life. Trust Him, expect an answer, expect guidance. Stay focused on Jesus and He will guide you, He will give you eternal life if you stay with Him, until the end.

May Jesus bless you.

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